Jeffrey Kess is a partner in MendenFreiman’s tax controversy and collection and tax planning practice areas. He joined the firm in 2019 and has practiced taxation and general business law for more than 35 years. He has achieved national recognition for his expertise in the field of tax controversy. Jeffrey has represented thousands of clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the State of Georgia, and other state taxing authorities. Jeffrey also works closely with CPAs in devising strategies to eliminate or minimize potential taxes, penalties, and interest for their clients.
“I am passionate about formulating strategies to help my clients eliminate or minimize potential taxes, penalties, and interest so they can live the American Dream!”
Jeffrey has served in leadership positions with numerous professional and community organizations. He has shared his knowledge and experience by speaking to a wide variety of groups, including the Georgia Society of CPAs, the State Bar of Georgia, the Family Law Section and the Tax Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, The North Atlanta Tax Council, the National Business Institute, and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia.
Prior to joining MendenFreiman, Jeffrey was a partner at Gomel Davis & Watson, LLP.
Amy McGehee is an associate in MendenFreiman’s tax controversy and collection and tax planning practice areas. Amy also practices in the areas of estate planning and business law. She joined the firm in 2019 and has extensive experience counseling clients in a wide variety of matters; including tax controversies with the IRS and state taxing agencies; drafting, filing and negotiating offers in compromise, penalty abatement requests, installment agreements, and “currently not collectible” status; and stopping collection action such as wage garnishments, levies, and asset liens. She also represents business owners with payroll and employment tax issues.
Amy has spent her career advising and representing business owners in transactional matters, complex tax planning and business succession planning, entity selection and formation matters, business organization and reorganization, as well as operational compliance matters and governance matters. She has experience reviewing, drafting, and negotiating general business contracts ranging from employment agreements to commercial leases and drafting tax opinions and applications for credits and incentives.
“I enjoy working with my clients to turn big problems into small problems.”
Over the course of her career, Amy has spent half her time practicing estate planning; and she has extensive experience with sophisticated estate and tax planning for individuals and families of significant means, including drafting complex wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, GRATs, CLATs, CRUTs, LITs and FLPs. Amy’s estate experience also includes probating simple and complex estates — including overseeing challenging valuation matters — and preparing and filing 706 and 1041 tax returns.
Prior to joining MendenFreiman, she was an associate at Gomel Davis & Watson, LLP, practicing in similar areas. Prior to her time at Gomel, Davis & Watson, LLP, Amy was employed as a tax attorney with a Fortune 500 energy company and gained experience in corporate tax matters and energy credits and incentives.
Brad Gomel/Gomel & Advisors
Brad Gomel, CPA is a Principal and Tax Manager at Gomel & Advisors (G&A). He graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Brad worked for the tax law firm Gomel, Davis and Watson, LLP for 10 years before forming G&A. Brad holds his CPA License in Georgia.
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